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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
• Level One Group (SPSS- CHS)
• Interested in looking at the psychological
construct of resilience across the lifespan
– Understanding
– Definition
– Measurement
Contact Info: www.ecu.edu.au/research/week
Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
• Level One Group (SPSS- CHS)
– A/P Julie Ann Pooley
– Dr Myra Taylor (Post. Doctoral Fellow)
– Dr Bronwyn Harman
– Dr Craig Harms
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
• Links
– Secau (ECU)
– Local Government
– FESA
– WAPOL
– USA (Bruns)
– Canada (IRP)
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
• Level One Group (SPSS- CHS)
• We are interested in
– Contexts
– Children
– Adolescents
– Adults
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
Childhood
Previous project
Intervention/Prevention Program - Talk Program
Publications
Pike, L.T Cohen, L., & Pooley, J.A. (2008). Australian Approaches to
Understanding and Building Resilience in At Risk Populations. In
Resilience in Children and Youth, Linda Liebenberg and Michael Unger
(Eds), Toronto Press.
Collins, R., Pooley, J.A. & Taylor, M.F. (In preparation). ‘Keeping it
together, keeping their heads above water’: Western Australian
child health nurses’ understanding of resilience among mothers during the
perinatal period. Maternal & Child Health.
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
Adolescents
Current Project
Seeking health information on the Internet: The experiences of Western Australian
adolescents; Where they search and what devices they use.
Publications
Taylor, M.F. (In Press). As long as you’re resilient you’ll succeed: School
disaffected adolescents’ perspectives on their willingness to engage in high injuryrisk graffiti-writing activities. International Journal of School Disaffection.
Maassen, K., J.A. Pooley & Taylor, M. (Under review) ‘You get forced to live with
randoms ... and that makes you stronger as a person’. Homeless Western
Australian teenagers’ perspectives on their experiences of residing in crisis.
Australian Community Psychologist.
Walker, A., Catalbiano, N., Taylor, M.F. & Pooley, J.A. (Under review). ‘I am a
skateboarder’ – A personal identity, a non-conforming image and new subculture
friendships. Journal of Sport and Social Issues.
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
Adults
Current Project
How do resilience, wellbeing, trauma and growth relate to each other?
Publications
O’Brien, K., Cohen, L., Pooley, J. A & Taylor, M. (In Press). Lifting the domestic
violence cloak of silence: Resilient Australian women’s reflected memories of their
childhood experiences of witnessing domestic violence. Journal of Family Violence.
Judd, M. & Pooley, J.A. (In Press). The Psychological Benefits of Participating in
Group Singing. Psychology of Music.
Beneditti, R., Cohen, L., & Taylor, M.F. (In Press). You don’t get anything back at
all: Italian Australian migrants experiences of caring for a family member with
dementia. Journal of Women and Aging.
Contact Info: www.ecu.edu.au/research/week
Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
Contexts
Current Project
Motherhood - In all its forms
Publication
Pooley, J.A., Cohen, L., O’Connor, M. & Taylor, M (2012). Posttraumatic Stress and
Posttraumatic Growth and their relationship to coping and self-efficacy in Northwest
Australian Cyclone Communities. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and
Policy. DOI: 10.1037/a0028046
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
Definition and Measurement
Current Project
Harms, C., Pooley, J.A., & Cohen,.L. Development of Lifespan Individual Resilience Scale
(LIRS)
Publications
Cohen, L & Pooley, J.A., Ferguson, C., Harms, C. (2011) Psychologists’ understanding of
resilience: implications for the discipline of psychology and psychology practice. Australian
Community Psychologist, 23(2), 7-22.
Pooley, J.A. & Cohen, L. (2010). Resilience: A Definition in Context. Australian
Community Psychologist, 22(1), 30-37.
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
• Current Grant Submissions
– Department of Veteran Affairs
• Health Resilience of veterans
– Proceeds of Crime
• Antisocial Behaviour of Youth
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
• Spme Future Research Interests
– Major Health Impacts
• Trauma and Health
– Violence
• Antisocial Behaviour
• DV
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Lifespan Resilience Research Group (LRRG)
• Vision
– Raise to centre status
– Develop cross discipline links both internal and
external to ECU
– Develop more international collaborative links
– Hold a resilience conference
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